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About When God Made Light

From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.

'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

About Matthew Paul Turner

Matthew Paul Turner is a blogger, speaker, and author of Hear No Evil, The Coffeehouse Gospel, the What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About… series, and several other popular books. Matthew, his wife, Jessica, and his son, Elias, live in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be found online at www.matthewpaulturner.com. 

Product Details

48 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 13, 2018

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 24

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Read the first pages of When God Made Light. From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. 'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.  

Press Release

Best-selling Author Encourages Kids to Celebrate the Beauty and Wonder of God’s Creation and Shine Brightly in the World
  
"A must-read-aloud for your kids and grandkids. When God Made Light offers a marvelous message for children and off-the-chart art. I LOVE it!" -Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of "The Women of Easter" & "Bad Girls of the Bible" 
 
From the creators of the Amazon top 5 and ECPA best-seller When God Made You comes a new illuminating picture book that will encourage young readers to revel in creation’s awe-inspiring light and ignite the world with their own God-given spark. 
 
When God Made Light (WaterBrook, 2/13/18) is Matthew Paul Turner’s second collaboration with acclaimed children's illustrator David Catrow. Turner’s playful and lyrical verse, paired with Catrow’s amazingly vivid and creative illustrations—features the frolicking adventures of two young African-American girls exploring the beauty in nature around them. 
 
When God Made Light makes the perfect Easter gift and will be appreciated by children, parents and grandparents alike for how it celebrates the wonders of creation and the beautiful God-given spirit within each child. 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MATTHEW PAUL TURNER has authored 17 books including the Amazon top 5 and ECPA best-seller picture book When God Made You, Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, and Christianity Today. His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base. Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three children in Nashville. Visit him at
www.MatthewPaulTurner.com
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/HeyMPT
Facebookhttp://www.Facebook.com/HeyMPT
http://www.Instagram.com/MatthewPaulTurner
 
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than 70 books for children, including several New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.
 
Book Details:
When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner; illustrated by David Catrow
Hardcover / 48 pages / ISBN 9781601429209
Price: $11.99 (U.S.) / $15.99 (Canada)
Published by WaterBrook/Penguin Random House
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018

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By Nadine Mathews

One of the most colorful books is When God Made Light. The illustrations are so vibrant and beautiful!!! My daughter points at all the pictures and they really hold her attention. Plus, the message in each of the books we have read by this author are wonderful. When God Made Light is obviously about creation and the very beginning of time. But it also talks about the light that is in each and every one of us and how special that...

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By Cari Jehlik

What this book is about:This children's book is a fun book about light - the light that God made around us and the light He's put inside us all. It's whimsical in its sometimes rhyming, free verse poetry style.What I liked:The illustrations - I honestly am SO hesitant to put this, but I'm going to do it anyway - please be kind and don't judge me too harshly - I love that the illustration is of little black girls. We have Dr. Suess books...

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By Shannon Hearne

I absolutely love this book. When God Made Light is just as charming as When God Made You. This book is written with a lyrical poetic rhythm that is appealing to children. I read this to a two year old, and she sat still and listened for the entire book. Great story. 

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By Billie Nelson

Matthew Paul Turner has written another marvelous book for children.  It explains in rhyme the story of how light was made by God.  Children will be able to relate to this amazing book.  The illustrations are colorful and some of the best I have seen!  I highly recommend this book.  I received a copy of "When God Made Light" from Blogging For Books in exchange for a review. 

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By Lindsay Banton

If you are looking for a sweet book to include in your upcoming Easter Baskets, check out When God Made Light by Matthew Turner, the same author of When God Made You. Turner uses the story of God creating the light as the basis of his poetry and speaks about all the things that shine light- the sun, moon, fireflies, campfires, flashlights- and teaches about how the darkness has to leave when light is shined. My favorite part of his poem is...

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